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Sheriff Nienhuis transfers Federal Inmate Housing revenue, identifies key issues to resolve

During the “Correspondence to Note” portion of the Tuesday July 25, 2017 BOCC meeting, the commission briefly discussed revising a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sheriff’s Office. The MOU they were referring to is the Interlocal Agreement between the Sheriff and the county transferring the responsibility of jail operations to the Sheriff. It was signed on June 2, 2010 by Sheriff Nugent and the BOCC. Prior to the agreement, a private company, CCA, maintained jail operations.

Detectives Make Arrest in Aggravated Assault and Discharging Firearm from Moving Vehicle Case


On 07-26-17 just after 4:30 p.m., Hernando County deputies were dispatched to the area of Belmont Road in Spring Hill regarding shots fired from a vehicle.

Upon arrival, deputies met with a witness who observed a white Lincoln 4-door pass through the area. As the driver of the Lincoln passed through, someone inside the vehicle fired several shots from the moving vehicle. A total of eight 9mm shell casings were located in the roadway, within a 200 foot stretch.

LifeSouth faces emergency need for blood donors

submitted by LifeSouth

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers faces emergency need for all blood types, and encourages the community to donate blood.

Summer is historically a slow time for blood donations due to travel and school breaks, while the need to help patients in local hospitals remains constant. This summer continues to be a challenge not only to LifeSouth, but also to blood centers across the country.


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